Opportunity to join our expanding HR team


We are a dynamic, ambitious and growing charity with around 90 employees and income in the region of £5.3m per annum.

Our growth plans mean that we are looking for a technically competent, “hands on” HR Manager to lead the development of our HR function. You should be a highly motivated professional, able to work at pace in a changing environment. The charity is about to embark on the next stage of growth so this is a chance for someone to formulate ideas and make a difference rather than simply maintaining the status quo. In addition, you will support the leadership team in developing more imaginative approaches to developing our culture, values based performance management and employee engagement.

A positive solution-focussed attitude is essential, whilst strong planning skills coupled with the ability to multi task and see projects through to completion will be crucial to success in the role. You must have a strong grasp of HR principles and be completely up to date with relevant employment legislation and regulations.

Supporting the delivery of the charity’s strategic Goals, you will be a collaborative team player, reporting to the Director of Finance & Operations and managing a part-time HR Officer. You will be working with colleagues who believe passionately in the power of music and the difference our therapists make to peoples’ lives daily.

You will be a key member of the wider senior management team devising strategies and the people agenda to help us meet our strategic goals. Nordoff Robbins has undergone significant transformation over the past two years and you will be critical in leading and developing our next stage of organisation development (enabling people, systems and processes) including strong communication and learning and development initiatives.

You will manage day to day HR operations, including payroll and pensions, whilst also taking the lead in identifying and implementing improvements to our HR systems and processes to reflect best practise and legal requirements. Colleague engagement will be a key priority and you will have the opportunity to have a significant impact in this area.

You will be joining the charity at a pivotal time in its strategic development and will benefit from working with great colleagues who know that their work is making a difference to so many vulnerable and isolated people. Other benefits include a generous salary and contributory pension scheme plus 31 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays.

This is a full-time post but consideration will be made to accommodate a flexible working request at 4 days per week (0.8 FTE with a pro-rated salary).


Along with your CV, please include a covering letter no longer than 2 sides of A4 which clearly sets out how you meet the criteria in the person specification.

All competed applications should be forwarded to HR@nordoff-robbins.org.uk by no later than 31 January 2018

First interviews will take place week commencing 5 February 2018.